Atlanta United defender Julian Gressel (24) moves the ball past New York Red Bulls defender Amro Tarek (3) during the first half Sunday, July 7, 2019, in Atlanta.
Photo: Branden Camp/For the AJC
Photo: Branden Camp/For the AJC

MLS Power Poll Week 19: Big changes in Top 5

Here are the results of Doug Roberson’s weekly MLS Power Poll: 

1. LAFC (14-2-4) 

Last week: 1. 

Won at Houston 3-1. 

2. Minnesota (10-7-3) 

Last week: 4. 

Defeated Dallas 1-0. 

3. New York Red Bulls (9-7-4) 

Last week: 7. 

Defeated NYCFC 2-1. 

4. San Jose (9-7-4) 

Last week: 6. 

Defeated L.A. Galaxy 3-1. 

5. Philadelphia (10-6-6) 

Last week: 2. 

Defeated at Real Salt Lake 4-0. 

6. Seattle (10-5-5) 

Last week: 12. 

Defeated Atlanta United, 2-1. 

7. L.A. Galaxy (11-8-1) 

Last week: 3. 

Defeated by San Jose 3-1. 

8. NYCFC (7-3-8) 

Last week: 5. 

Defeated at New York Red Bulls 2-1. 

NYCFC has every right to feel aggrieved by Alan Kelly, who needs a rest, I think.

9. Portland (7-8-3) 

Last week: 8. 

Draw with Colorado 2-2. 

10. D.C. United (8-5-8) 

Last week: 10. 

Draw vs. New England 2-2. 

 One win in nine. One.

11. Real Salt Lake (9-9-2) 

Last week: 16. 

Defeated Philadelphia 4-0. 

RSL has won three of four, which means it’s about to lose four of five. It’s what it does.

12. Montreal (9-10-3) 

Last week: 11. 

Defeated by Toronto 2-0. 

13. Orlando (7-9-4) 

Last week: 15. 

Defeated Columbus 1-0. 

14. Atlanta United (9-8-3) 

Last week: 9. 

Defeated at Seattle, 2-1. 

Just three wins in its past nine for this banged-up squad.

15. Dallas (8-8-5) 

Last week: 13. 

Defeated by Minnesota 1-0. 

Can we give the Paxton Pomykal hype a rest, just until he’s actually won something?

16. Houston (8-8-3) 

Last week: 14. 

Defeated by LAFC 3-1. 

Every year, this team can be counted on to fold in the summer heat.

17. Colorado (5-10-5) 

Last week: 17. 

Draw at Portland 2-2. 

Conor Casey is managing his way into a better job.

18. Toronto (7-8-5) 

Last week: 18. 

Won at Montreal 2-0. 

19. Sporting KC (6-7-7) 

Last week: 21. 

Won at Vancouver 3-0. 

20. New England (6-8-6) 

Last week: 19. 

Draw at D.C. United 2-2. 

Bruce Arena convincing the Kraft family to invest in players may be his greatest accomplishment for the league.

21. Chicago (5-9-7) 

Last week: 20. 

Defeated by Cincinnati 2-1. 

22. Cincinnati (5-13-2) 

Last week: 24. 

Won at Chicago 2-1. 

23. Vancouver (4-9-8) 

Last week: 22. 

Defeated by Sporting KC 3-0. 

A team with not a lot of talent, in my opinion.

24. Columbus (5-14-2) 

Last week: 23. 

Defeated at Orlando 1-0.

What a job Caleb Porter is doing with a squad that does have talent.

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